Swimming & Diving
Shane Eliason - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Sturgeon Bay

2007-08: A member of the 13th place 800-freestyle and the 14th place 400-medley relay teams at NCAA Championships, earning All-America status … Placed 34th at the NCAA meet in the 200-backstroke … Placed in seven events at the SEC Championships … Was a member of the fourth place 200-medley and 800-free relay teams, and the fifth place 400-medley squad … As an individual, placed 10th in the 200-back, 12th in the 100-back, and 22nd in the 200-individual medley … Had three top-three finishes at the Nike Cup … Finished second in the 200-back and in the 200-individual medley, and third in the 100-back … Recorded nine first place finishes in dual meets… Had 20 top-three finishes during dual meet season.

2006-07: Named to the SEC All-Academic team … Enjoyed a break-out season for UK, scoring two top-15 finishes in the backstroke events at the SEC Championships … Touched in 11th in the 100-back and 13th in the 200-back … Claimed first in the 100-back in four consecutive dual meets, and had three consecutive wins in the 200-back … Finished third or higher in every dual meet backstroke event, with 11 first and second place finishes … Clocked in a career-best third in the 200-back, seventh in the 50-free and 11th in the 100-back at the Nike Cup, and was a member of the second place 200-free, 400-medley, 200-medley, and 400-free relay squads … Scored five personal best times during the season.

2005-06: An immediate impact for the Cats during his freshman campaign … Earned points for Kentucky in the 100-backstroke event at the SEC Championship when he placed 16th … Also earned a 20th place finish in the 100-butterfly at the Championships … At the Nike Cup Invitational he earned two top-10 finishes while competing in four events … Was a featured member of the 200-free, 400-medley and 400-free relay teams … Earned silver in the 400-medley relay and bronze in the 200-free and 400-free relays … Placed fifth in the 200-back at the Nike Cup and ninth in the 100-back … Also took 13th in the 100-fly and 17th in the 50-free at the event … In a dual meet with Louisville, the freshman placed first in the 200-back and took third in both the 100-fly and 100-back … Earned 13 top-three finishes in three different events throughout the season.

Pre-College: Ten-time NISCA All-American … Named team MVP four times … Member of the state championship team three times … Garnered Academic All-State honors … Chose Kentucky over Indiana, Xavier and Wisconsin because of the beautiful campus, school’s academic prowess and the quality of the team.

Best Collegiate Times: 200 backstroke – 1:46.64; 50 freestyle – 20.55; 100 butterfly – 49.48; 100 backstroke – 49.19; 50 backstroke – 22.91; 200 freestyle-1:38.63

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